DSCI403. INTRODUCTION TO DATA SCIENCE. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(I, II) This course will teach students the core skills needed for gathering, cleaning, organizing, analyzing, interpreting, and visualizing data. Students will learn basic SQL for working with databases, basic Python programming for data manipulation, and the use and application of statistical and machine learning toolkits for data analysis. The course will be primarily focused on applications, with an emphasis on working with real (non-synthetic) datasets. Prerequisite: CSCI101 or CSCI102 or CSCI261 or CSCI200.
DSCI470. INTRODUCTION TO MACHINE LEARNING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
(I) The goal of machine learning is to build computer systems that improve automatically with experience, which has been successfully applied to a variety of application areas, including, for example, gene discovery, financial forecasting, and credit card fraud detection. This introductory course will study both the theoretical properties of machine learning algorithms and their practical applications. Students will have an opportunity to experiment with machine learning techniques and apply them to a selected problem in the context of term projects. Prerequisite: CSCI101 or CSCI 102 or CSCI261 or CSCI200; MATH201, MATH332.
DSCI530. STATISTICAL METHODS I. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Introduction to probability, random variables, and discrete and continuous probability models. Elementary simulation. Data summarization and analysis. Confidence intervals and hypothesis testing for means and variances. Chi square tests. Distribution-free techniques and regression analysis. Prerequisite: MATH213 or equivalent.
DSCI560. INTRODUCTION TO KEY STATISTICAL LEARNING METHODS I. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Part one of a two-course series introducing statistical learning methods with a focus on conceptual understanding and practical applications. Methods covered will include Introduction to Statistical Learning, Linear Regression, Classification, Resampling Methods, Basis Expansions, Regularization, Model Assessment and Selection. Prerequisite: DSCI530 or MATH530.
DSCI561. INTRODUCTION TO KEY STATISTICAL LEARNING METHODS II. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
Part two of a two course series introducing statistical learning methods with a focus on conceptual understanding and practical applications. Methods covered will include Non-linear Models, Tree-based Methods, Support Vector Machines, Neural Networks, Unsupervised Learning. Prerequisite: DSCI560 or MATH560.
DSCI575. MACHINE LEARNING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
The goal of machine learning research is to build computer systems that learn from experience and that adapt to their environments. Machine learning systems do not have to be programmed by humans to solve a problem; instead, they essentially program themselves based on examples of how they should behave, or based on trial and error experience trying to solve the problem. This course will focus on the methods that have proven valuable and successful in practical applications. The course will also contrast the various methods, with the aim of explaining the situations in which each is most appropriate. Prerequisite: CSCI262, MATH201, MATH332.